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5 Nonprofits Share Their #NonprofitLuv

Happy Valentine’s Day, readers! Each February, GuideStar asks people to share photos or images that showcase their favorite nonprofits on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr using the hashtag #nonprofitluv. We then use our Storify #NONPROFITLUV page to collect and showcase these photos, videos, and more. As always, your support has been fantastic!

Today we highlight five wonderful nonprofits that are making a difference and sharing their #NONPROFITLUV with us on their journey:

1. Listening Hearts

Listening Hearts "Candlelight Ceremony in loving memory of our precious children. #NONPROFITLUV" (c/o @ListeningMoms)

Listening Hearts in Knoxville and Morristown, Tennessee is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization for bereaved mothers that creates a supportive community with a focus on compassion and hope.

2. The CASA Council of Mojave County

"We love helping #Fosterchildren in our community: #nonprofitluv" (c/o @Casacouncil)

The CASA Council of Mohave County, Arizona is a non-profit organization that supports foster children by providing funds to fulfill their unmet needs such as educational equipment, extracurricular activities fees and equipment, and transportation services.

3. Operation Freedom Paws

"We luv training veterans & others with disabilities to become service dog teams; restoring independence.#nonprofitluv " c/o @opfreedompaws "We luv training veterans & others with disabilities to become service dog teams; restoring independence.#nonprofitluv " (c/o @opfreedompaws)

Operation Freedom Paws is a nonprofit in Gilroy, California that matches rescue shelter dogs with individuals who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury symptoms, or other physical, neurological, psychological or mobility needs. They train the individual to train their own dog, and then certify them together as a service dog team in a 32-week program.

4. Embrace

"@embracewarmer is helping to reduce the risk of death in preterm babies #NONPROFITLUV " (c/o @embracewarmer) "@embracewarmer is helping to reduce the risk of death in preterm babies #NONPROFITLUV " (c/o @embracewarmer)

Embrace is a nonprofit organization in San Francisco, California that improves maternal and child health in developing countries through an innovative infant warmer and intensive health education programs.

5. Shanti Village

Click here to see the short, inspirational video Click here to see Shanti Village's short, inspirational Instagram video

Shanti Village is a nonprofit that works cooperatively with the Shanti School in Nepal to assist with funding and resouces in areas such as eduation, healthcare, information technology, and music and arts.

And there you have it! GuideStar's #NONPROFITLUV campaign will continue throughout the month of February, so keep sharing your amazing stories and photographs! For more heartwarming photographs and videos, visit GuideStar's Storify page, where we'll continue to spread the #NONPROFITLUV all month long.

380607_10151946241090078_1866829735_n Courtney Cherico

Courtney Cherico is the Communications Coordinator at GuideStar where she manages GuideStar's many social media channels, including this blog. Courtney is a graduate from the University of Mary Washington, where she majored in English with a Creative Writing Concentration. In her spare time, she's on the constant search for great new food, books, and music. You can reach Courtney at courtney.cherico@guidestar.org

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